Panel Discussion 2
shaping the future of learning
As a whole, emerging technologies such as analytics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence have the potential to enhance, perhaps disrupt, existing teaching practices. These include improving teachers' ability to present abstract ideas, develop clearer views of students' progress, and design learning experiences that closely match students' preferences and pace of learning, However, there are also challenges that impede wide-spread adoption of these technologies which are typically developed and advanced for commercial purposes. Direct applications in education are rare, which adaptations for classroom usage are typically slow and costly.
With this in mind, this panel share their views on implications of emerging technologies for education in general, and formal schooling in particular. They will also provide some insightful perspectives on how educators can prepare themselves to harness such technologies in their classrooms, and to address potential challenges, for instance ethical considerations, that may arise during adoption.